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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 996,039

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,154,870

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 996,039

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13110 records found.