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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 183,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 183,975

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dec My Room Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,975,156

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 3,294,419

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13110 records found.