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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 738,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 714,357

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 173,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 738,700

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13110 records found.