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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,230,839

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,230,839

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,157,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,230,839

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13110 records found.