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)
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
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development 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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development 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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Society For Microbiology DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Rose TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LearnLaunch Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 746,496

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development 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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Page SUM 390,175

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13110 records found.