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)
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,049,816

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,049,816

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 207,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,840,125

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13110 records found.