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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England N/A England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Page SUM 1,049,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Page SUM 1,049,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flourish Agenda CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Page SUM 1,369,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Page SUM 1,049,750

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13110 records found.