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)
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 1,351,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Island Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 308,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 413,109

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Island Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 308,750

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13110 records found.