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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 353,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Castle Rock Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,346
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
Ariel Outreach Mission CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South Bay Teen Challenge CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Frank L. Huff Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 159,659

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Marin Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Groner K-8 School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
AIESEC Italia Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 126,942

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