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)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 365,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 365,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Garden Village Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -302,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 365,700

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13110 records found.