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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 203,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 203,025

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oligo Nation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 198,325

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 431,650

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13110 records found.