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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 756,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Young America's Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 756,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,424,000

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