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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A NV United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 771,284

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13110 records found.