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)
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,303,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,303,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 29,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,303,500

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13110 records found.