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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
DogTag Bakery, Inc. N/A DC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,998,690

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,354,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 432,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,354,150

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13110 records found.