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 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,620,500

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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 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,620,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,272,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ceiba Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Page SUM 4,424,250

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13110 records found.