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)
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,214,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,214,040

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of Fine Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wine Country Marines CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,031,732

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montessori del Mundo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 609,350

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13110 records found.