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)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 796,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Frankfort Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Page SUM 98,038

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 218,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 294,140

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