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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridge Steps N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
California Community Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. James Infirmary San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Street Life Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 855,042

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,601,660

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 38,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Women Founders Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Womens Bean Project CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wine Country Marines CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Women Giving As One, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project CO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,422
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
Wingman Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 2,768,869

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridge Steps United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
California Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. James Infirmary United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 855,042

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13280 records found.