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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 426,264

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 168,340

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian American Donor Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,017,804

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13110 records found.