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)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote Solar Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest High KS Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 580,799

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 590,950

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