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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Go-Ye Fellowship N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,500
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,311,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Smith Farm LTD N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Society for All Round Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Sisters of the Road N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Society for Neuro-Oncology N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Skanner Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Page SUM 468,348

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Grail Family Services CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
B K S Iyengar Yoga Assn of No Cal CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
GF Sustaining Operations Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 523,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Catherine of Siena School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Marys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Mary's Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Matthew Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 43,150

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