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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,587,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Carlos Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,587,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,057,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,587,150

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13110 records found.