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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice Family Care N/A AL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. N/A FL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,333,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice Family Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,333,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,133,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice Family Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,333,450

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13110 records found.