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)
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 248,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 248,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools CO Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Freedom Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 740,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Community Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,815,950

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13110 records found.