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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,276

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,276

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Deans for Impact TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Christian Action Life Line CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
San Francisco City Impact CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,310,029

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boldly Me United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,276

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13110 records found.