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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Raymond's School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 515,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Raymond's School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 515,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
thesecondopinion CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Saint Marys University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,252,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,340,581

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13110 records found.