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)
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Providence Community Health Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,292,986

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Providence Community Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,292,986

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 223,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Providence Community Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,292,986

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13110 records found.