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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 155,056

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 155,056

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students MT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rogue Retreat OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,654,341

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
TeachAIDS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 718,280

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13110 records found.