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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Gonzales N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,021,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Outreach Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 345,125

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Everest Public High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Campbell Union High School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 146,114

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 150,800

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13110 records found.