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)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 414,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 414,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fred T Korematsu Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 667,155

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Page SUM 901,477

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13110 records found.