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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 3,359,132

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 3,359,132

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Junior Basketball CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food System 6 Accelerator CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 286,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Sonoma Speaker Series United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 582,476

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13110 records found.