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, and corporate 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 Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,301,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,301,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 288,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,260,257

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13110 records found.