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)
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 155,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 155,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,175,280

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 185,248

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13110 records found.