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)
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 594,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Dignity Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 594,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 647,550

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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 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,132,400

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13110 records found.