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)
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health 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 300
Page SUM 3,434,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sightsavers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,434,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollaback NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Page SUM 1,657,462

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,434,400

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13110 records found.