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)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 70,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 70,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
LEVI CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,199,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,465,253

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13110 records found.