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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 228,869

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rewire N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 486,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollaback NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Congregational Home KS Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 428,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rewire United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 486,950

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13110 records found.