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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 389,770

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 389,770

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Resurrection Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,715,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 1,001,500

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13110 records found.