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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Page SUM 377,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 137,575

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Calvary Baptist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moreau Catholic High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Page SUM 200,975

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 687,400

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