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)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
For the Girls N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 396,884

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 396,884

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 153,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Education Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 396,884

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13110 records found.