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)
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,122,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,122,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Bail Project, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 344,361

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,122,750

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13110 records found.