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)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Coalition for Clean Air N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 145,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 217,527

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MEET International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 1,287,733

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 171,935

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