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)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Sakhi for South Asian Women N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy You Network Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardens Edge N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Sakhi for South Asian Women N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy You Network Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardens Edge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
No Means No Worldwide N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara PA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 760,385

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardens Edge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
No Means No Worldwide United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fred T Korematsu Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rahima International Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 292,466

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13110 records found.