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, and corporate 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)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Page SUM 1,568,936

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Page SUM 1,568,936

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
City and County of Honolulu HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Panzi Foundation DC Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
St. Matthew Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 325,272

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Page SUM 509,100

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13110 records found.