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)
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 950,801

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,042,537

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MERRAG CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 143,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,042,537

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13110 records found.