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)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,466,129

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,466,129

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Panzi Foundation DC Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Montezuma Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation PR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 707,455

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,469,900

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13110 records found.