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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Delancey Street California San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 97,427

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 97,427

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,236,415

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 576,313

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13110 records found.