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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 260,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 260,725

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Lucy Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Childrens Hospital of Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homes for Our Troops MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,519,575

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Democracy Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 11,868,845

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13110 records found.