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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A HI United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,229,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,229,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AIM for Mental Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 819,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,229,700

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13110 records found.