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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 399,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,678,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 1,128,450

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Well Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Heifer Project International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 399,150

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13110 records found.