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)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education 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
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellesley College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellesley College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charlie Cart Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Garden Village Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellesley College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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13280 records found.