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)
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security 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 25,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education 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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 491,417

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 491,417

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OMF International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corpus Christi Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unite for Sight, Inc. CT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 440,500

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