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 15,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 601,300

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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 15,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 601,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,516,800

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