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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 451,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 429,898

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 289,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 33,646,556

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