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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 459,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 459,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,304,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,548,729

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13110 records found.