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)
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,555,656

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeDontWaste Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 486,571

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 358,803

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 20,412,713

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13110 records found.