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)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,162,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 492,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,199,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Page SUM 944,033

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