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)
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Minnesota N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LearnUp Centers CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 165,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Minnesota United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 328,198

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13280 records found.