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)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
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
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 476,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture 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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 476,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joyful Heart Foundation NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,235,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 44,308,530

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13110 records found.