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)
Imkaan N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A VT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspen Art Museum N/A CO United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A NM United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,511,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Imkaan N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspen Art Museum N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Prescott College, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,511,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Israel Project, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 400
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,097,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Imkaan England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The BOMA Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspen Art Museum United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,511,750

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13110 records found.