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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,357,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,357,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project NC Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,463,811

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,357,350

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13110 records found.