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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,912,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 827,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,794,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,912,950

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13280 records found.