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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 631,509

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 631,509

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Parkside Boosters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parkway Heights Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 606,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 631,509

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13110 records found.