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)
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 778,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 778,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Midtown Partners Inc MS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,161,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Representation Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 778,450

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13110 records found.