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)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,899,748

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,899,748

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Friends of PreSchool Family CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,875,591

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 161,700

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13110 records found.