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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pilots Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 315,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 42,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 5,059,138

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 178,250

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13110 records found.