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)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 875,286

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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 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 8,072,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Policy Institute of California CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,197,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inside the Outdoors Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 111,850

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