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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 521,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 521,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 553,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Self Help Enterprises United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Afiya Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 164,669

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13110 records found.