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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,514,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,514,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Israel Project, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,111,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,514,200

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13110 records found.