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)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,156,830

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 475,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 291,927

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veteran's PATH Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 475,450

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13110 records found.