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)
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 121,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,093,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wayfinder Family Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union City Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,628,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 100,750

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