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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 308,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 695,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Educacy CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentors International UT International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 748,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 492,750

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