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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,431,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Read With Me Arusha N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 9,281,252

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 576,791

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 161,715

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13110 records found.