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 Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 611,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 611,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Center for Early Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,665,867

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