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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Reservations N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 457,459

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 158,932

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 829,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Office of Education United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Reservations United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 457,459

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13110 records found.