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)
CCC Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 344,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Social Enterprise Greenhouse N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,313
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Social Fabric Association N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
SMART Liberia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 400,413

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 244,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Matthew Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,062,050

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