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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 606,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,169,475

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,011,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Concrn United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Saviours Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Raheem AI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inside the Outdoors Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 823,690

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