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)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Profit Network CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation NM General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Page SUM 3,720,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 507,600

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13110 records found.