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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,230,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,230,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Scripps College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Congregational Home KS Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 451,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 7,998,050

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13110 records found.