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)
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 448,768

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Trieste N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 643,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation ND Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homework Central CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 335,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Drexel University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Students for Service Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceiba Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 334,325

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