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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 164,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 164,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,214,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 362,200

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13110 records found.