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)
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 492,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 492,985

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,159,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,670,637

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13110 records found.