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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 208,983

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 238,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 208,983

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13110 records found.