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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,746,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,746,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 318,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,746,500

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13110 records found.