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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Community Foundation N/A CO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 6,732,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Community Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 6,732,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Methuselah Foundation VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The US Climate Action Network DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Minnesota MN Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Virtual Science Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 4,254,998

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 6,732,200

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13280 records found.