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)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 2,020,683

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 64,860

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 131,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,922,183

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13110 records found.