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)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
Page SUM 938,137

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Paul's School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 938,137

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 102,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,000,785

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13110 records found.