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)
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,084,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,084,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 408,925

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