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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,338,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,681,383

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 497,161

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,681,383

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13110 records found.