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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 405,900

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 405,900

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rewire MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. FL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM 421,472

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Channing House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,688,722

Pages

13110 records found.