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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 366,617

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NetHope Inc Marin International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 366,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Operation BBQ Relief KS Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc WY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 941,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastal Kids Home Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 365,732

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13110 records found.