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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Page SUM 414,945

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 506,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Page SUM 684,673

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Moneythink United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Integral Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 411,700

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13110 records found.