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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,064,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 232,671

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 184,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohio Campus Compact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastern Congo Initiative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Tower Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 11,293,800

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13110 records found.