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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment 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 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 270,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 270,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 6,774,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Page SUM 272,600

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13110 records found.