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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Issue One N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 568,816

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sight Word Busters N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 532,294

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -14,342,230

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sight Word Busters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rapid Resist Action United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 603,600

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13110 records found.