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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safe Horizon, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 488,318

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wesley United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 586,175

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13110 records found.