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)
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kingdom Rice San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 24,000
A Place Called Home N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,036,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kingdom Rice San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District 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 24,000
A Place Called Home N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Addis Ababa University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,036,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center TX Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
W Haywood Burns Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp for All Kids MO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings MD Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charities Aid Foundation America VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Civic Leadership USA CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 827,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kingdom Rice United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 24,000
A Place Called Home United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,036,150

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13280 records found.