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)
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scholar Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nonprofit Vote Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 518,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scholar Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nonprofit Vote Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 518,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc NM Health Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Santa Paula Art Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 313,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scholar Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nonprofit Vote Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Public Press United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 518,800

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13280 records found.