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)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hebrew Free Loan San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 489,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 7,372,619

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 844,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Prep for Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,287,754

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