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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,955,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,955,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Neighborhood Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Mind-Body Medicine DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 2,425,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,955,950

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13110 records found.