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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
I Have a Dream Foundation - NY N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
John F. Kennedy Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc N/A KY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Live Now Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 756,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lalafofofo San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Legado Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,186
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 320,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Recidiviz Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
San Francisco Campus Christian Centers San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 1,314,936

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Living Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Rights Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,236,301

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SMART Liberia Liberia Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 441,527
Page SUM 1,564,171

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