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)
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Page SUM 3,991,710

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Page SUM 3,991,710

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 10,681,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Page SUM 3,991,710

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13110 records found.