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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 589,520

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,547,708

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservacion Patagonica CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 346,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 23,150

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