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)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montezuma Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation PR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 277,450

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13110 records found.