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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 575,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 207,821

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 877,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment 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
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 40,325

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