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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 370,316

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,084,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ukraine Orphan Outreach United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,040,000

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