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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Page SUM 10,007,456

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,899,251

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 261,390

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Page SUM 1,577,700

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13110 records found.