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)
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,041,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 203,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Kino Border Initiative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,946,650

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