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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 317,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 317,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Resurrection Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Wapiyapi CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 24,631,607

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 5,314,727

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13110 records found.