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)
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,377,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hebrew Free Loan San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Page SUM 3,531,430

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Law Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rapid Resist Action CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 682,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Homeless Services Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,637,300

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13110 records found.