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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 328,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 328,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Vista Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,885,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Water Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Villanova University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 739,051

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13110 records found.