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)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Page SUM 1,271,935

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Page SUM 1,271,935

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Valley Verde CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 217,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
Page SUM 702,247

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13110 records found.