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)
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 561,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 224,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,915,201

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Spirit School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 515,526

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