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)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
City of Hope N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 957,279

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 102,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eejot CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 699,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 854,012

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13110 records found.