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)
Laboure Society N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 550,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 750,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 300,000
The Owens Valley Committee N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
The Watershed Center Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 6,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,733,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Laboure Society N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 550,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 750,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 300,000
The Owens Valley Committee N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
The Watershed Center Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 6,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,733,650

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14797 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 600,000
Laboure Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
SilverLining, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 750,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 300,000
The Owens Valley Committee United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
The Watershed Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 6,500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,783,650

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14797 records found.