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)
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am 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
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 301,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am 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
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 301,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
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
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,328,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Water Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,229,750

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13110 records found.