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)
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 317,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 317,125

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,110,353

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,412,627

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13110 records found.