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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drew School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Representation Project CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Frankfort Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
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