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)
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,243,271

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 1,113,690

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 859,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Union Station Homeless Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 239,346

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