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)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 798,768

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
314 Action N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 798,768

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,605,025

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,751,400

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13110 records found.