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)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Corpus Christi Parish N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 993,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Page SUM 2,660,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 425,820

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 89,624

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