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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,194,514

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,194,514

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Generation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,252,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 727,450

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13110 records found.