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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 235,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 449,716

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Churches United CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,100,937

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 385,600

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