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)
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,244,653

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,244,653

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,156,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,244,653

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13110 records found.