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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 117,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 117,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 410,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 17,420,823

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13110 records found.