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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 302,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 302,975

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,661,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drew School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,089,000

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13110 records found.