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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Fremont Union High School District Adult School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Meridian Institute N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 44,466
MomsRising Education Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mulberry School Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ongoza Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 96,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,089,416

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Story Project N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 774,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA HI Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Legal Resources Centre of South Africa DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Global Genes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Homes for Our Troops Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 400
KCXU Incorporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,693,630

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eyak Preservation Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UnCommon Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grassroots Global Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 274,950

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