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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 1,276,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,790,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 253,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 358,967

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