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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Jewish Community San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Communities for A New California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Community Foundation N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
Eastside Academy N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Page SUM 616,402

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Jewish Community San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Communities for A New California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Community Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
Eastside Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Page SUM 616,402

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 23,333
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. VA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Parkside Boosters CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Community Development Corporation NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
African Communities Together NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 5,264,723

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Jewish Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Communities for A New California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
Eastside Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Page SUM 616,402

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13280 records found.