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)
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,548,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 135,541

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 471,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 379,100

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