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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 599,791

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 599,791

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,220,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 674,450

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13110 records found.