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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,415,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,415,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Page SUM 297,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,516,700

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13110 records found.