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)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Hawaii Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Page SUM 5,811,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Hawaii Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Page SUM 5,811,575

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area TX General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,928,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Hawaii Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Page SUM 5,811,575

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13110 records found.