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, and corporate 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)
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 2,337,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 193,026

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boldly Me United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 193,026

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