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)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,248,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,248,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Foundation GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Page SUM 1,502,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 266,300

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13110 records found.