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)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 460,707

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 460,707

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,003,500

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