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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 580,693

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 580,693

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elks National Foundation, Inc. IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 167,000

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Democracy Earth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pilots Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 427,500

Pages

13110 records found.