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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 180,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 180,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
thesecondopinion CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Saint Marys University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,504,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 508,798

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13110 records found.