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)
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 463,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 463,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkside Boosters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parkway Heights Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 326,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 169,400

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13110 records found.