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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,454,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,454,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Moms Against Poverty CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Atheneum MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 429,991

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 225,100

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13110 records found.