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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 665,115

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 665,115

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,019,969

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
New York Genome Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 665,115

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13110 records found.