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 descending Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Children Scholarship Fund Philadelphia N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,261,232
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Page SUM 8,565,407

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Contra Costa Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 557,940

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Explorer Post 58 OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GraceCity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Catherine of Siena School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation NY Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 65,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 557,940

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13280 records found.