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 descending Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregational Home N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 308,383

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregational Home N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 308,383

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 291,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregational Home United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 308,383

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13110 records found.