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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 255,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 239,017

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio CA Other Donor Advised 2018 240
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pine Street Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 413,740

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 385,600

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