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)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Alameda Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Spread the Vote CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fenixia Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compassion and Choices NH Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 877,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 447,350

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13280 records found.