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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 62,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,401,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,893,160

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 201,592

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13110 records found.