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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union for Reform Judaism Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union for Reform Judaism Marin Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,246,453

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