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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Face Forward Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Scotts Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 79,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -747,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Odyssey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 252,549

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 212,850

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13110 records found.