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)
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 574,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 574,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Harborlight Community Partners MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative MN Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 294,290

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,986,916

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13110 records found.