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)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 255,558

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 490,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Page SUM 14,268

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 490,700

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13110 records found.