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)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,580,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,580,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 8,071,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 3,483,850

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13110 records found.