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)
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,174,522

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Page SUM 302,010

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 428,025

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 359,500

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