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)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Page SUM 531,882

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Page SUM 531,882

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Management Center DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Page SUM 853,348

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 275,890

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13110 records found.