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)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,371,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,371,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 714,161

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,498,099

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13110 records found.