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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 404,282

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,720,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South San Jose Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 155,902

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 895,523

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13110 records found.