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)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hebrew Free Loan San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 792,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hebrew Free Loan San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 792,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Moms Against Poverty CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Atheneum MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oligo Nation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Random Acts of Flowers TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation ND Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,075,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,446,450

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13110 records found.