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)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 96,201

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 96,201

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Diocese of Central Florida Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frankfort Elementary School MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 411,777

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 28,182,110

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13110 records found.