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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 230,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 230,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Care Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion and Choices NH Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TeachAIDS CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Page SUM 733,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 230,800

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13110 records found.