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)
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Prosperity Now DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 723,282

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 736,350

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13110 records found.