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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 432,701

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 432,701

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for New American Security, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Literacy Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Insight LA Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everest Public High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM -861,198

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Supported Shelters United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,067,988

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13110 records found.