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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Diablo Valley College Foundation CA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 324,547

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Visual Communications Media United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Patient Empowerment Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 127,700

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