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)
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,438,185

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,438,185

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 410,628

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,438,185

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13110 records found.