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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Point Lobos Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Peter Catholic Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Page SUM 3,781,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sightline Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Peter Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Page SUM 3,781,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Ezer Mizion, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Woke Inc. VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Union City Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Page SUM 948,963

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sightline Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Point Lobos Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Peter Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Page SUM 3,781,950

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13280 records found.