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)
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save Oswit Canyon Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 2,456,294

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save Oswit Canyon Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 2,456,294

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA PA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 830
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Better Markets Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 369,730

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