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)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 129,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 129,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 498,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cow Hollow Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 129,600

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13110 records found.