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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 184,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 394,029

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Frank L. Huff Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hustle Sports CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 664,114

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,209,785

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