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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 394,770

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Page SUM 8,508,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 128,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Youth Science Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Health Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 394,770

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13110 records found.