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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Page SUM 354,032

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Page SUM 354,032

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Bonds Inc CT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sir Francis Drake High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arcadia University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 527,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
University College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 623,989

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13110 records found.