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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 358,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,918,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 624,401

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Economic Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Solo Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,410,941

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13110 records found.