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)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 264,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beyond Type 1 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Los Angeles LGBT Center CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 679,365

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,710,600

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13110 records found.