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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 392,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Parkside Boosters San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 392,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ESF College Foundation Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,701,192

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Trieste Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 90,600

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13110 records found.