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 Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pilots Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,226,320

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 307,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 240,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 25,226,556

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13110 records found.