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)
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,635,548

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,635,548

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Amigo CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the United States Army Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
ENOK IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Albans Country Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 605,965

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,635,548

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13110 records found.