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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,794,845

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,794,845

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 932,180

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 853,475

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13110 records found.