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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,500
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Food Runners Inc. San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 203,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 186,400

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Rios Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oasis Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Food Runners Inc. CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
POPS the Club CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,228,064

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Page SUM 377,424

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