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)
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,270,738

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,270,738

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Page SUM 584,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,270,738

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13110 records found.