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)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 248,270

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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
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare 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
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
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
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
Kids At Hope N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Light From Light Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -743,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,010,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 212,250

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