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)
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Page SUM 735,803

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 411,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIM for Mental Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 432,215

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 673,200

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13110 records found.