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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 98,592

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 98,592

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Moyne College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Wapiyapi CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 24,497,882

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 951,850

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13110 records found.