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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,241,999

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,241,999

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 554,635

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 641,200

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