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)
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 131,433

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 131,433

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Page SUM 3,009,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Digital Promise United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Workshops for Warriors Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pine Street Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 1,603,318

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13110 records found.