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)
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Page SUM 252,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,264,544

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 474,776

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 242,500

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