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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 916,243

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 916,243

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 138,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 539,400

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13110 records found.