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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,469,710

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,469,710

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rye Presbyterian Church NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greater Washington Community Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,519,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Spartan Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,469,710

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13110 records found.