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)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,181,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,181,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students MT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,894,765

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,181,500

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13110 records found.