Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 182,518

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 182,518

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Adaptive Training Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Antioch New England MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 299,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 182,518

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13110 records found.