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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 687,994

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 687,994

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 137,982

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TNTP Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 836,900

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13110 records found.