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)
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 155,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rochester Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Lide Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 931,470

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 627,695

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prep for Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,531,509

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