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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 446,609

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,715,389

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 75,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,604,900

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13110 records found.