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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 435,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 435,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,447,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Crisis Intervention Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,507,750

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13110 records found.