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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 90,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 484,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belle Air Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
St. Matthew Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 404,672

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
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 800
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
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
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 14,950
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
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
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
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Page SUM 150,500

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