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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Page SUM 151,360

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
St. Clare School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 259,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Shipboard Education CO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 178,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 782,476

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13110 records found.