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)
Sierra Roots N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 578,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Roots N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 578,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the United States Army Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
ENOK IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,214,895

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Roots United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 578,100

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13110 records found.