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)
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,296,802

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edify N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,296,802

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lide Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Page SUM 82,183

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,296,802

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13110 records found.