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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 238,076

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
SHE-CAN Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 675,708

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Page SUM 675,050

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13110 records found.