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)
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,342,005

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,342,005

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 254,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 604,700

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13110 records found.