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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 223,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 223,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
California Policy Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 81,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Page SUM 737,800

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13110 records found.