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)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,268,000

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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 1,250
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeDontWaste Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 988,820

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,129,209

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 20,640,213

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13110 records found.