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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 182,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 277,450

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portland Rescue Mission OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Mary's School OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 128,872

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 280,553

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