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)
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 602,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 602,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Villanova University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Hawaii Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 562,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley House Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dec My Room Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Words & Warmth United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 379,250

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