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)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Page SUM 662,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Page SUM 662,885

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Israel Project, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollaback NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Foundation GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 291,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,896,512

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13110 records found.