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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 357,243

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Marygrove College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Babson College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 441,853

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,399,074

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bella Vista League United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Babson College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 441,853

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13110 records found.