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)
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 132,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harvey Mudd College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,840,249

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 418,554

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 135,485

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