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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 688,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 688,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Convergence DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,602,540

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 688,000

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13110 records found.