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, and corporate 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)
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,377,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,377,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preserve Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 837,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,377,250

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13110 records found.