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)
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
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
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development 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
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,730,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 2,823,210

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 297,765

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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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