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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 151,967

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 13,368,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Food Rescue US Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 488,150

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13110 records found.