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)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 2,738,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 2,738,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 787,521

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastern Congo Initiative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 2,738,300

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13110 records found.