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, and corporate 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)
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 78,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Turning Green CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 412,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,000,500

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13110 records found.