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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Son of a Saint N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 287,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 2,852,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 171,064

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 2,852,200

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13110 records found.