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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ceiba Public Schools Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy High School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Moving Traditions N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 835,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 126,548

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,275,275

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Partnership for Strong Communities Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Perkins School for the Blind United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Pride ROC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 182,700

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