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)
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 78,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 78,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Film Festival ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Page SUM 982,062

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 162,500

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13110 records found.