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)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Page SUM 958,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Rainbow Village Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TechBridge Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,985,965

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,114,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 146,425

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