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)
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 125,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 125,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Blue Planet Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Deans for Impact TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 3,997,929

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,398,750

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13110 records found.