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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc N/A WV United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 251,089

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 473,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
EARN Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Expression Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Floreciendo United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 7,162,720

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