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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,278,598

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,278,598

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEVI CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,242,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Food and Environment Reporting Network United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,278,598

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13110 records found.