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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
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
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,114,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,137,183

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 258,667

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 76,900

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