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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Communities for a Better Environment N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 876,952

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Communities for a Better Environment N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 876,952

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,954,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Communities for a Better Environment United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 876,952

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13110 records found.