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)
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Lung Association Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Dolores Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition N/ANapa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Forensic League N/A IA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,190,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Lung Association Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Dolores Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition N/ANapa Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Forensic League N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,190,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Texas Inmate Families Association TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,001
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Together for Choice NV Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 431,250
Page SUM 3,314,701

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Rise Together Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Dolores Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,190,700

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13280 records found.