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)
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Colorado Office of the Governor N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 754,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Colorado Office of the Governor N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 754,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,300
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Ground Relief LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,761,000
Sequoia Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,010,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jobs with Justice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Colorado Office of the Governor United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Leap Arts in Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 754,800

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13280 records found.