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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Hope Program Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Culture Reframed N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,279,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Hope Program Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Culture Reframed N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,279,375

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wayfinder Foundation MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 5,105,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Hope Program Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Culture Reframed United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,279,375

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13110 records found.