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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pearl Elegance Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 1,355,582

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 223,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,070,110

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Call NYC Co. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 426,721

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