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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 263,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation Center San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 263,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 615,583

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,450,533

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13110 records found.