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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,418,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,426,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 1,477,799

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,168,623

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