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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,718,341

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,718,341

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Institute for the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Lung Association in California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ProBuColls Association WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 140,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,771,341

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13110 records found.