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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,633,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,633,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Next Door, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Population Action International DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 7,538,497

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocketship Redwood City United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,633,700

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13110 records found.