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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 208,983

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 174,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,156,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 174,800

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13110 records found.