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)
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 331,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 37,871,062

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oaks Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,125,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
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
Page SUM 140,840

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13110 records found.