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)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Page SUM 1,191,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,730,645

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 270,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 198,147

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