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 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 557,000

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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 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 557,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Music Network Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 379,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 3,152,825

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13110 records found.