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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 193,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 193,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Page SUM 2,043,566

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 193,250

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13110 records found.