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 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solo Foundation N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,310,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope in A Suitcase N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 561,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,429,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sturge Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 561,950

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13110 records found.