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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 259,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 259,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planetree Health Library CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 894,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 259,000

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13110 records found.