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)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 304,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 304,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covia Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,719,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Old Skool Cafe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,126,246

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13110 records found.