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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 585,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 585,575

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Page SUM 811,680

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 198,776

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13110 records found.