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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 366,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 366,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 406,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Garden Village Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 366,300

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13110 records found.