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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 155,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,750

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carrillo PTO Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Page SUM 74,249

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 973,700

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