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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Christian Community Development Association N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 738,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blue Planet Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 337,418

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 706,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Earth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 337,418

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13110 records found.