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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 481,330

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 705,523

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,153,958

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 11,562,329

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13110 records found.