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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A NM United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 965,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Love City Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 965,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,963,490

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 313,800

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13110 records found.