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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 509,485

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 509,485

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 357,361

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,468,850

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13110 records found.