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)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Vista Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,443,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 333,418

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13110 records found.