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)
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,273,279

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Educators for Excellence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,273,279

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youngstown State University Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Solutions International, Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 694,915

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junior State of America Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Educators for Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,273,279

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13110 records found.