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)
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services 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 5,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 2,952,904

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Wellesley College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,197,765

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,016,873

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