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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land is Life, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Year Up, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childcaregroup TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TechBridge Inc. GA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BridgeHope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Patient Empowerment Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EndoFrance France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.