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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,306,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 412,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 635,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsboro SD 1J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 9,023,300

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