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)
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 477,582

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 477,582

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,027,149

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13110 records found.