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)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montessori del Mundo N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,784,249

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montessori del Mundo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,784,249

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,614,730

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montessori del Mundo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,784,249

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13110 records found.