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)
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
ChickTech N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gabriel School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 169,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 823,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,460,298

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
ChickTech United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gabriel School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 169,850

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13280 records found.