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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 505,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Page SUM 131,983

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,331,320

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 505,500

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13110 records found.