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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 300,994

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 160,400

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,157,886

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 155,120

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13110 records found.