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)
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Page SUM 3,201,495

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Page SUM 3,201,495

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,923,506

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Phillips Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Rose United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bethlehem Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,459,500

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13110 records found.