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, and corporate 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)
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,168,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,168,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Rose TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
LearnLaunch Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 690,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,107,200

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