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)
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 564,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 564,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Relief Fund TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 578,665

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childhaven United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
SLS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centerville Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 518,247

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13110 records found.