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)
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CURATUS Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 338,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation Center San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 338,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Free Speech for People Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,499,847

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 239,912

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13110 records found.