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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 472,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,212,644

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 349,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 472,700

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13110 records found.