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 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
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,153,415

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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
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,153,415

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eddy House NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Equal Citizens Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 491,024

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,389,753

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13110 records found.