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)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 161,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 161,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Miami FL Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Project 1 27 CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Kidney Fund, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 11,625,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 541,750

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13110 records found.