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)
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Page SUM 215,585

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Page SUM 215,585

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 374,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Page SUM 215,585

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13110 records found.