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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 1,233,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,887,945

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 836,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 284,150

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