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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 971,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 971,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positivity Project NC Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Page SUM 1,030,370

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Type 1 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 296,250

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13110 records found.