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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 110,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 110,775

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 387,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 144,450

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13110 records found.