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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D C Preparatory Academy N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 478,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,179,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 99,930

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oligo Nation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D C Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 478,750

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13110 records found.