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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,144,480

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 400
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 50,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syzygy Dance Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 960,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 193,500

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