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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Social Profit Network San Mateo Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartspring Inc KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
O'Neill Elementary School NE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Rich May Foundation United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Compassion International Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 56,878

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13110 records found.