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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sojourners N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
American Fund for Charities N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The King's Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 2,096,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Alexandria House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
St. Timothy School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teruah N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,329,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save Oswit Canyon Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,935,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
American Fund for Charities United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The King's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 2,096,150

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13280 records found.