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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 407,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 6,359,902

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 202,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 336,867

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