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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D C Preparatory Academy N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 431,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Oligo Nation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 431,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bread & Roses Presents CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Urban Community Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,085,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Oligo Nation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D C Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 431,400

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13110 records found.