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)
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,038,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,038,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
California Policy Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 637,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,038,625

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13110 records found.