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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 371,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 371,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Christian Relief Fund TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maui Preparatory Academy HI Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Conspiracy of Beards CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 418,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 9,407,909

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13110 records found.