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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Lung Association Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Army Emergency Relief N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 847,412

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Southwest Human Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SquashBusters, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,407,201

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,589,475

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Army Emergency Relief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Public Press United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 847,412

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13280 records found.