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)
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 105,427

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 105,427

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,248,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,916,450

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13110 records found.