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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 554,827

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 554,827

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
UMBC Foundation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesley United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maram Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 106,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,046,750

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13110 records found.