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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,245,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bulamu Healthcare International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 268,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 305,148

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