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)
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 950,801

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Farmworker Families N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 950,801

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 269,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,016,742

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13110 records found.