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, and corporate 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 194,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 194,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,697,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 727,450

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13110 records found.