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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 697,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 697,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
FFWD CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,341,330

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