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)
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 228,780

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 228,780

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voces de la Frontera WI Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Boldly Me CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardens Edge NM Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Blue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
StandUp for Kids GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 720,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 989,850

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13110 records found.