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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 248,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 248,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Digital Promise DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,848,941

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 875,197

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13110 records found.