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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 143,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 119,590

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 2,271,398

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Page SUM 1,689,739

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13110 records found.