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)
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education 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 20,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 581,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 581,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 477,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,592,025

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13110 records found.