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)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,102,515

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,102,515

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Operation Shoebox FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Civic Design NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 2,704,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 598,671

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13110 records found.