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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 401,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Prep for Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 760,692

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 148,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 401,900

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13110 records found.