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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 663,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 663,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Young Attitude CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,946,501

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 663,250

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13110 records found.