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)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 332,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 332,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
City Year, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Page SUM 2,553,336

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 800,570

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13110 records found.