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)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 562,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 562,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 1,112,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
End Violence Against Women Coalition England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project MORE Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TNTP Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,282,770

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