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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AIM for Mental Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soze Foundation N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 362,717

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AIM for Mental Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soze Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 362,717

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ALearn CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Callipeplon Society CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 706,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AIM for Mental Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soze Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 362,717

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13110 records found.