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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 83,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 83,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 303,243

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 83,950

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13110 records found.