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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 521,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Darkness to Light N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 521,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Georgia Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sierra Roots CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 859,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 521,950

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13110 records found.