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)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 270,345

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 270,345

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Waipa Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Panzi Foundation DC Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Page SUM 266,472

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,407,200

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13110 records found.