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)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 659,270

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee Transitions San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 659,270

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project NC Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,219,811

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Bronco Bench Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Garden Village Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,551,950

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13110 records found.