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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,218,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,218,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
StrongMinds, Inc. NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SEND International of the United States Inc MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,327,719

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 5,354,765

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13110 records found.