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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Page SUM 2,188,484

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Page SUM 2,188,484

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tolar Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
William Carey University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Develop It United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.