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)
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,407,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 45,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 561,875

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 178,250

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