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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 266,447

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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)
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
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
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
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,015,550

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 172,200

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