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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
OMF International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,882,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
OMF International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,882,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 524,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
OMF International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,882,300

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13110 records found.