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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Father’s House International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,930,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Father’s House International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,930,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,283,175

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