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)
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 748,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Blue Planet Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,870,328

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Democracy Earth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 748,074

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13110 records found.