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)
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,350
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pescadero High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American River Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,116,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Heading Home, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worldwatch Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,800
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lawrence Schools Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Life You Can Save N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
LYTE Collective N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,139,751

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Heading Home, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Historic Madison, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,800
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Life You Can Save United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
LYTE Collective United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,139,751

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13280 records found.