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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 399,251

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 227,440

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 21,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 399,251

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13110 records found.