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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 42,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homework Central San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 42,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mariposa Prolife CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Families for Justice as Healing Inc MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation ND Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,655,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 137,132

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13110 records found.