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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,529,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,529,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 414,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,529,450

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13110 records found.