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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,160,784

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,160,784

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Niches Land Trust Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oakland Institute CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
First Baptist Church of Los Altos Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 941,233

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael Harris Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,160,784

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13280 records found.