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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 442,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 197,921

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 441,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,030,768

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13110 records found.