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)
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo 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
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 789,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 789,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,670,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 9,177,000

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13110 records found.