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 19,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 70,950

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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 19,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 70,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of Fine Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 514,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM -1,393,700

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13110 records found.