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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 229,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 563,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 118,423

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13110 records found.