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)
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc N/A PR Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
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
Page SUM 1,358,974

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,358,974

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Conservacion Patagonica CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bishop O'Dowd High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association for Children of Alcoholics MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 25,179,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,358,974

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13110 records found.