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)
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 232,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 232,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
KickStart-International Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 39,179
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Posse Foundation Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Italian Home for Children Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids NE Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 412,274

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vision Now United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
Per Scholas Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Beach Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 942,413

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13110 records found.