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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 94,300
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Child Care Law Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 488,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 -100
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 113,525

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,025
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
StartOut CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 133,475

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,296,438

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