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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,679,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Mission Continues N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,679,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 494,525

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,679,100

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13110 records found.