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)
St. Lawrence University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 1,368,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Lawrence University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 1,368,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Coding It Forward Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 249,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 1,368,800

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13110 records found.