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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 737,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 737,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 779,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Oligo Nation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D C Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Page SUM 438,300

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13110 records found.