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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Students Matter San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,173,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM -2,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Living Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Dominican University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types PA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Genetics Society of America Incorporated MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,188,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Siskiyou Opportunity Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Coalition for Rural Housing Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cardea Center for Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
St. Mary's Academy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 5,212,713

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