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)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 385,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 385,375

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wayfinder Foundation MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,379,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 128,650

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