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)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 262,484

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeDontWaste Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Page SUM 987,020

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John B. Riebli Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Win Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 378,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 380,108

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13110 records found.