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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 199,475

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 199,475

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Page SUM 9,340,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 360,375

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13110 records found.