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)
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shabbat Project Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Community Foundation N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shabbat Project Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Community Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Story Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teatro Vision CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 103,076
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Broad Institute Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Forward CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesley San Jose United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charlie Cart Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 330,252

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13280 records found.