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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community College District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,999,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community College District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,999,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iMentor CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 567,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Page SUM 26,020,010

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13110 records found.