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)
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Water Missions International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Moses Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 144,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area TX General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,903,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 144,650

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13110 records found.