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)
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities for a Better Environment N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 1,154,439

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 230,771

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,492,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Page SUM 367,718

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