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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 409,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 409,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shelby's SafeSpace CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 383,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
thesecondopinion United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 620,900

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13110 records found.