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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 166,083

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 166,083

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Joseph Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
Page SUM 48,057

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 166,083

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13110 records found.