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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 350,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 350,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,718,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Employment Opportunities United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,342,950

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13110 records found.