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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 144,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 144,775

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Education Cities Inc TN Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solo Foundation NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,391,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley House Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Dec My Room Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 445,050

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13110 records found.