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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 418,410

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 73,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Cerritos Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concrn CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 411,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,077,100

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