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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 822,416

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 3,795,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Pathways for Kids CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MathAndCoding CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mariposa Prolife CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 157,761

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 60,700

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