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)
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 194,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 194,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,518,291

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 509,667

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13110 records found.