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)
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carlmont Academic Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Flourish Agenda CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Latinas Contra Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 160,210

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13110 records found.