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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 196,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 162,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion and Choices NH Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,367,192

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 222,250

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