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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 496,756

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 496,756

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MERRAG CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 606,000

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