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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 32,949,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 32,949,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Covenant House Alaska AK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Marys Academy OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Page SUM 6,095,647

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 32,949,500

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13110 records found.