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)
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,040,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 35,369,562

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 142,556

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Page SUM 673,200

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13110 records found.