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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monarch School Project N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 859,749

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
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
Page SUM 383,616

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 359,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture 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
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 405,200

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