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)
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 163,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 163,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ann’s School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 7,250,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 687,969

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13110 records found.