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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 408,066

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Profit Network San Mateo Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 408,066

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Principe Productions Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 7,601,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 1,844,364

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13110 records found.