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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 504,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 504,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 6,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -248,870

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13110 records found.