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)
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Airlink Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 102,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Airlink Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 102,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Page SUM 792,280

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,997,825

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13110 records found.