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)
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 277,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 277,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harvey Mudd College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Page SUM 380,565

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,126,256

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13110 records found.