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 Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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