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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,055,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
UMBC Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,055,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 1,042,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,055,850

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13110 records found.