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)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 2,483,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 2,483,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,435,000

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