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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 237,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,785,202

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Police Foundation CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Morning Glory Montessori School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Commonweal CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 740,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,536,500

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