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, and corporate 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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 248,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 248,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Providence Community Health Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 752,710

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Page SUM 1,235,400

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13110 records found.