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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club N/A WA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 298,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,135,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,097,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 298,750

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13110 records found.