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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Digital Promise N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,717,598

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 183,675

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 50,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Digital Promise United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,717,598

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13110 records found.