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)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 461,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 461,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEVI CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,288,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 840,100

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13110 records found.