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)
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 465,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 465,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,177,891

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,071,925

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13110 records found.