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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 210,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 210,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Miami FL Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Project 1 27 CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Kidney Fund, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 11,625,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 393,050

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13110 records found.