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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House Alaska N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 728,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 670,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 635,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Families for Freedom Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House Alaska United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 728,150

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13110 records found.