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)
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 596,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 1,596,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Stichting Global Forest Coalition Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 1,596,000

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13280 records found.