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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 554,827

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 752,770

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Life International NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Page SUM 9,762,382

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Research Council of Italy Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 557,313

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13110 records found.