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)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,571,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,571,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 253,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Bronco Bench Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Garden Village Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,571,700

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13110 records found.