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)
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 194,370

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Expression Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 536,771

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Mujer, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Expression Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 194,370

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13110 records found.