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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,288,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 156,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Mary's Meals USA, Inc NJ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 310,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Page SUM 1,005,703

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13110 records found.