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, and corporate 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)
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 159,124

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 159,124

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. IN Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 645,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Loyola High School of Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 159,124

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13110 records found.