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)
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,088,700

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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 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
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
Page SUM 780,907

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Yreka CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 430,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 183,480

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