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)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childhaven N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 691,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childhaven N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 691,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resonate Workshops CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Didtechnology Inc GA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 405,540

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childhaven United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 691,200

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13110 records found.