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)
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 99,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 99,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 518,588

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo-Foster City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp for All Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,378,850

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13110 records found.