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)
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quoria Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 228,626

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quoria Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 228,626

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Freedom Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,331,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Ising Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 346,700

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13110 records found.