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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 81,471

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hustle Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 5,335,277

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Internews Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Discovery Science Center of Orange County CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mothers Against Murder CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,219,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 187,850

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