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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 346,333

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,998,133

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AIM for Mental Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,784,208

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,502,150

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13110 records found.