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)
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 247,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 247,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Hawaii Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,624,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 415,820

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