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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 913,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 361,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
FISH Food Bank OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,197,010

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Civic Ventures United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Special Olympics, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 781,300

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