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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,796,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 595,566

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 339,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Page SUM 1,400,950

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13110 records found.