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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 4,016,058

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Grace Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Page SUM 1,781,910

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Grace Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Page SUM 1,781,910

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13110 records found.