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)
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 113,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Healthy Children N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,867,758

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Science Gurus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 240,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 228,300

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