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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 365,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 365,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Brighter Green, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students MT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 563,042

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
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
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 227,987

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13110 records found.