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 250
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,493,000

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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 250
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,493,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flying Kites, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Candle Lighters CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 493,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 3,808,000

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13110 records found.