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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,994,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,994,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 291,299

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,994,600

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13110 records found.