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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 218,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 218,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 751,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 269,233

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13110 records found.