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)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 476,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 476,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International African American Museum SC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 114,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,038,725

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13110 records found.