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)
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 525
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Creative School Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Sol of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Special Operations Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 15,300
Superior K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 17,280
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 4,103,000
Fathers Rise Together N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
First Book N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 4,379,205

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 525
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Creative School Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Sol of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Special Operations Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 15,300
Superior K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 17,280
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 4,103,000
Fathers Rise Together N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 500
First Book N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 4,379,205

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 22,700
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Upward Roots Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Hoi-Quan Cuu Long Mekong Community Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Human Options, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Institute for Free Speech DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
World Connection, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Page SUM 1,836,450

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 525
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Creative School Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Sol of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Special Operations Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 15,300
Superior K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2020 17,280
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 4,103,000
Fathers Rise Together United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
First Book United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 4,379,205

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14797 records found.