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)
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 634,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open Door Ministries CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 23,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 634,100

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13110 records found.