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)
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 414,341

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 453,470

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 181,780

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