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)
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,458,835

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,458,835

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,739,592

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
DogTag Bakery, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 198,090

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