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)
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 728,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 728,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 223,135

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,550,750

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13110 records found.