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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 193,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 196,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grey Bears CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Non-Violence International DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,408,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Traditions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 911,211

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13110 records found.