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)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
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
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 24,735,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
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
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 24,735,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 396,395

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Casa Latina United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,516,800

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13110 records found.