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)
Monarch School Project N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 678,316

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,135,175

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Baker Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Representation Project CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,131,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 165,250

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