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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 756,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Acres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 9,182,152

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Page SUM 2,101,125

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 904,300

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