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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
St. Paul's School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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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 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coding It Forward Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elks National Foundation, Inc. IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 204,518

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13110 records found.