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, and corporate 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)
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda 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 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 783,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 783,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Seminary CO Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 638,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Page SUM 1,782,380

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13110 records found.