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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,326,385

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,886,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,032,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,886,650

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13110 records found.