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)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Our Kids Inc N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A WI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 213,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Warrior Canine Connection N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CareMessage San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 870,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
iFoster Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,272,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hirsch Metro High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Warrior Canine Connection United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CareMessage United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Culver City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 870,000

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13110 records found.