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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Veteran's PATH Inc Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Homeless Services Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 867,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 123,650

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Public Schools Now CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KASTRO CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Michael Harris Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 300,440

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,234,200

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13280 records found.