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)
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,300,015

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,300,015

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Hill School of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Israel Project, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,105,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,300,015

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13110 records found.