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, and corporate 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)
California Community Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 829,967

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 829,967

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Refugee Relief International Incorporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 5,651
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort CA Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
CHICAGO RUN IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Service Society of New York NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,406,622

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 829,967

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13280 records found.