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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 419,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Page SUM 419,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clark University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BMe Networks FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 391,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,860,782

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13110 records found.