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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A WI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,414,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,414,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
International Christian Mission Services WA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,147,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
HRJ Charities Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,414,850

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13280 records found.