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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BridgeHope CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Love City Inc KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. CT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homes for Our Troops MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Goal Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.