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)
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 658,576

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EdSurge San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 658,576

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdBuild, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,090,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 658,576

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13110 records found.