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, and corporate 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)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 319,562

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,412,228

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 997,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 524,297

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13110 records found.