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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 941,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 941,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Stride Center CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 819,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 874,450

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13110 records found.