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)
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 379,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 379,825

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,089,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,238,550

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13110 records found.