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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2020 500
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Camp Elso Incorporated N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden N/A International Organization Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 122,600
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,075
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 420
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Coaching Corps Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 6,832
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Sanctuary of Universal Love, Inc. N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 42,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 350
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 1,179,777

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 500
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Camp Elso Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 122,600
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 1,075
Christian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 420
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Coaching Corps Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 6,832
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Sanctuary of Universal Love, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 42,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 350
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 1,179,777

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2020 45,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Campaign Legal Center Inc DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,950
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Childrens Health Council Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sea Hugger CA Other Donor Advised 2020 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Senior Coastsiders Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Social & Economic Action for Lebanon Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
South Creek Church MO Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 609,700

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2020 500
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Camp Elso Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Center for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 122,600
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,075
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 420
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Coaching Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 6,832
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Sanctuary of Universal Love, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 42,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 350
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 1,179,777

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14797 records found.