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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,327,928

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Urban League Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
PATH N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula League San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 740,375

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Free Clinic CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Joseph School NM Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 335
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 259,685

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Urban League Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula League United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA Hawaii Congress United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 740,375

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13280 records found.