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)
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 174,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 174,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Law Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Civic Design NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Villanova University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rogue Valley Symphony Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 253,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,490,003

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13110 records found.