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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harvey Mudd College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,138,372

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harvey Mudd College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,138,372

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 867,415

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harvey Mudd College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,138,372

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13110 records found.