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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 1,284,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 1,284,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion De Culebra Inc PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
UMBC Foundation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maram Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Give US the Floor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 360,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 1,284,000

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13110 records found.