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)
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 211,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 211,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 524,394

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,227,100

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13110 records found.