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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resources for Human Development Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,723,091

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Achievement First United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 522,924

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