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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Student Defense Initiative Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 346,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 122,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Discovery Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Association of University Women CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,604,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,764,900

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