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)
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 221,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 221,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Harborlight Community Partners MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 886,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
ProBuColls Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,835,050

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13110 records found.