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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 268,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 268,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 235,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,212,950

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13110 records found.