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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Find Your Light Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 528,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Find Your Light Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 528,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 513,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 528,100

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13110 records found.