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 descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 598,047

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 598,047

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Operation Restoration LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MAH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Covenant House Alaska AK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,743,897

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 598,047

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13110 records found.