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)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 516,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 516,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Miss Porters School Inc CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 318,366

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 130,070

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13110 records found.