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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Page SUM 261,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cambodian Children's Fund CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 623,860

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NutritionFacts.org United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 662,494

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