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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 432,202

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 432,202

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 250,020

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,367,950

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13110 records found.