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)
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 1,365,766

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 1,365,766

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Catholic Conference CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Approach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 455,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,182,142

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13110 records found.