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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Academy of Medicine N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 120,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 190,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fred T Korematsu Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 287,405

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 190,650

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13110 records found.