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)
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Achievement First N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 802,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maram Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Achievement First N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 802,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,832,711

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Achievement First United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 802,550

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13110 records found.