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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rewire N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,283,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rewire N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,283,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
ENOK IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservacion Patagonica CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Rose TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 828,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rewire United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,283,200

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13110 records found.