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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,296,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,296,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 762,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 793,734

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13110 records found.