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)
Searles Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Haitian Education & Leadership Program N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Border Kindness Inc N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Summit High School Friends of Music N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Haitian Education & Leadership Program N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Border Kindness Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Swim Across America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Searles Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Haitian Education & Leadership Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Border Kindness Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Swim Across America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Tesseract Research Center Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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