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)
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Page SUM 3,511,798

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Page SUM 3,511,798

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 1,027,353

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,410,150

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13110 records found.