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)
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asia Society San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asia Society San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Share Our Strength Inc DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jobs with Justice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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13280 records found.