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)
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 625,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,592,812

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 106,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 116,750

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