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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,055,574

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,402,766

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Black Families CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Los Angeles LGBT Center CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 365,662

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,068,699

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13110 records found.