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)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 183,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 183,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,026,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 7,061,188

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13110 records found.