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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,158,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education 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
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,158,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 44,943,333

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Page SUM 573,000

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13110 records found.