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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Page SUM 1,095,708

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Page SUM 1,095,708

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Page SUM 1,267,398

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 262,600

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13110 records found.