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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 223,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 810,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Montessori del Mundo CO Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,479,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 810,900

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13110 records found.