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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MERRAG CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 521,050

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