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)
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Young America's Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 853,350

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13110 records found.