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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 681,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 11,166,145

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Innocents Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 408,195

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 129,835

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13110 records found.