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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 175,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 175,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Friends Service Committee PA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. OH International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 600
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 297,462

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 718,525

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13110 records found.