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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,080,912

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
St. Moses Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,773,879

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nutrition Coalition DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 282,234

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kauai Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,773,879

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13110 records found.