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)
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 365,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 365,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Panzi Foundation DC Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Burbank Housing Management Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,118,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 429,236

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13110 records found.