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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 73,690

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 540,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 161,308

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Birchwood Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 1,423,900

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