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)
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Samaritan Village N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Community Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 530
Page SUM 402,385

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Minnesota N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Samaritan Village N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 530
Page SUM 402,385

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesley San Jose United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Colibri Center for Human Rights AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Leaders in Tech Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 350
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Humanities West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 470,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Minnesota United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Samaritan Village United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 530
Page SUM 402,385

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13280 records found.