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)
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 450,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Chinese for Christ Church of Hayward Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 800
Colorado Grand Inc 3998 S Mariposa N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Companions in Waiting Rescue & Adoption Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
AIM for Mental Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 770,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 450,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Chinese for Christ Church of Hayward Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 800
Colorado Grand Inc 3998 S Mariposa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Companions in Waiting Rescue & Adoption Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
AIM for Mental Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 770,500

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2020 250
Springboard to Opportunities MS Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,300
East Palo Alto Center for Community Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
St. James Infirmary CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Street Life Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 31,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Esusu Financial, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Farhang Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
The City and County of San Francisco CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2020 100,000
The Mayors Fund To Advance New York City NY Community Improvement Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Franklin Institute PA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Thousand Currents CA International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Georgia Chamber of Commerce Foundation Inc GA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Townsend Health Systems Inc. Broadwater Community Hospital MT Health Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 1,164,950

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 450,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Chinese for Christ Church of Hayward United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 800
Colorado Grand Inc 3998 S Mariposa United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Companions in Waiting Rescue & Adoption Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
AIM for Mental Health United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Crisis Intervention Services United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 770,500

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14797 records found.