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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
USENIX Association Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 927,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sawtooth Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sarcoma Foundation of America Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save Oswit Canyon Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Save our Sons and Daughters N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,500
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Page SUM 502,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asia Society CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Profit Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Spark SF Public Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Californians Against Waste Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 217,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern California Streets Initiative United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solve United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Page SUM 664,540

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