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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation N/A HI United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 18,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 18,985

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dignity Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporate Accountability International MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Annunciation House Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 435,579

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 18,985

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13110 records found.