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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 61,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 61,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Life International NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 327,845

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,858,332

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13110 records found.