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)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 134,408

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 134,408

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,214,414

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 642,468

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13110 records found.