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)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 546,560

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
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
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
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 282,053

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