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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 113,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,151,520

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 290,500

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