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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,050,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Page SUM 8,435,527

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,479,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,939,900

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