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)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i N/A HI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 460,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 628,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocketship Redwood City United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,347,453

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