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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 183,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 183,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 2,745,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
With Grace Foundation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Oligo Nation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D C Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 464,250

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13110 records found.