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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 150,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 150,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 653,965

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bridge Rail Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 150,800

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13110 records found.