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)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,361,065

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,364,065

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 357,076

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 650,400

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13110 records found.