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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burundi Friends International N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 715,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,819,033

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 4,996,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 20,550

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