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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pilots Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,233,320

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 194,450

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Families Forward CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Martin Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 191,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Gardens Edge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Hampshire College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 276,800

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