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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,376,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,376,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 541,455

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,635,542

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13110 records found.