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)
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Calmer Choice Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 840
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 661,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Calmer Choice Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 840
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 661,090

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 23,025
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. CT Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Village Health Works NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
William Jessup University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Better Markets Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,285,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Calmer Choice Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Caravan To Class United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 840
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 661,090

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13280 records found.