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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 207,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 207,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Film Festival ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,091,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boldly Me United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Page SUM 1,434,750

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13110 records found.