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)
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 -56,370
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wausaukee High School N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,422
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,622,102

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 -56,370
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wausaukee High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,422
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,622,102

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Amazon Conservation Team VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Baby2Baby CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 133,380
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Leading Educators Inc LA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Make-Believe Association IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Journalism Project Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 6,476,373

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 -56,370
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wausaukee High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GreenWave Organization Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,422
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,622,102

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13280 records found.