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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 364,079

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hustle Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 855,535

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Album Project CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of PreSchool Family CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 303,727

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,046,400

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13110 records found.