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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 40,589,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 40,589,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 269,620

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 40,589,000

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13110 records found.