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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 545,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 545,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Embarcadero Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 852,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -6,700

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13110 records found.