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)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 190,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 190,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 986,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,320,674

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13110 records found.