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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Enfoque Ciudad N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,433,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 15,255,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Calvary Baptist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Moreau Catholic High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 453,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 299,735

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