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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 727,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 727,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,257,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 12,887,000

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13110 records found.