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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Digital Promise N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,736,513

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Digital Promise N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,736,513

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rrh Foundation Inc NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 25,453,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Digital Promise United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,736,513

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13110 records found.