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)
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 588,251

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 150,530

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,272,347

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 802,735

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13110 records found.