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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Page SUM 698,150

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 93,800

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,067,250

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Page SUM 2,156,698

Pages

13110 records found.