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)
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
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 448,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 448,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 115,177

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 448,900

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13110 records found.