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)
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 254,922

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lide Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Preventive Medicine Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 727,650

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