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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,943,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,037,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homes for Our Troops MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,309,960

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University at Albany Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,512,537

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13110 records found.