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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 8,408,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 8,408,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,267,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Veteran's PATH Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 8,408,600

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13110 records found.