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)
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 834,223

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 424,483

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Supported Shelters OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact NW OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific University OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,005,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Page SUM 375,023

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13110 records found.