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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 296,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 296,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 186,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,396,198

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13110 records found.