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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Frankfort Elementary School N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Frankfort Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 174,572

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 364,575

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Frankfort Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 174,572

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13110 records found.