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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Swim Across America, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Article 19, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Metropolitan Community College MO Education Corporate Advised 2019 -12,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -15,525
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 -17,494
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 -20,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Hopewell Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
National Forensic League IA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
One Collective NFP IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 -26,711
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 -30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -38,053
Page SUM -457,283

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
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