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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LGS Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 35,525,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 357,929

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 807,770

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LGS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 35,525,450

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13110 records found.