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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Central Arts Alliance N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderfest Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,620,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South Texas Human Rights Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Central Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderfest Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,594,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 -26,711
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Texas A & M University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 258,739

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South Texas Human Rights Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Central Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderfest United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Bridges, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Gatos Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,594,500

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13280 records found.