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)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Page SUM 157,915

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Page SUM 157,915

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Veteran's PATH Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,169,510

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Page SUM 157,915

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13110 records found.