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)
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,170,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,170,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Canyon Oaks Youth Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,721,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
MEET International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 746,515

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13110 records found.