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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 257,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,002,150

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13110 records found.