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)
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 160,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 160,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 451,555

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 971,800

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13110 records found.