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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathfinder International N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,505,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drexel University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 557,532

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Page SUM 1,810,137

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