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)
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,524,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,524,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEVI CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 211,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,418,253

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13110 records found.