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)
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Page SUM 1,725,967

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,658,027

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rogue Retreat OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 406,270

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,179,640

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13110 records found.