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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 32,291,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 32,291,890

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 702,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,214,885

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13110 records found.