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)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid N/A OR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 145,773

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 145,773

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio CA Other Donor Advised 2018 240
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pine Street Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Childrens Scholarship Fund NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grace Network CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 655,992

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 145,773

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13110 records found.