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)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Give US the Floor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,289,581

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Give US the Floor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,289,581

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 300,276

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kauai Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,786,379

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13110 records found.