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 descending 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
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
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
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
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 1,356,316

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending 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
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
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
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 1,356,316

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covia Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,271,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Page SUM 152,898

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13110 records found.