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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,888,133

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,888,133

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,130,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
5280 High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 2,052,600

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13110 records found.