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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 919,941

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Paul's School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 919,941

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 103,700

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -554,450

Pages

13110 records found.