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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 540,752

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 540,752

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 156,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Rescue Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisa Immaculata United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 324,795

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13110 records found.