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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 213,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 213,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Wapiyapi CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 591,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meira Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,933,997

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13110 records found.