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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Belay Global N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pilots Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,375,453

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pilots Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,375,453

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,157,830

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pilots Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,375,453

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13110 records found.