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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,554,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,554,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Words & Warmth NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mississippi Community Education Center MS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,516,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 212,450

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13110 records found.