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)
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 335,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 335,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition FL Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R PR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Teresa's Academy MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 314,830

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 353,985

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13110 records found.