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)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 3,197,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 3,197,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College IN Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 291,945

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 990,550

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13110 records found.