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)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Convoy of Hope N/A MO United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sequoia Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 440
Page SUM 589,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Convoy of Hope N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sequoia Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 440
Page SUM 589,940

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JIMENA, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 321,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Convoy of Hope United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sequoia Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 440
Page SUM 589,940

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13280 records found.