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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harborlight Community Partners N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,454,784

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Convergence DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,994,679

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,067,900

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13110 records found.