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)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,708,374

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,708,374

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Opportunity Trust MO Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Bonds Inc CT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sir Francis Drake High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arcadia University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 987,878

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,038,125

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13110 records found.