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)
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Page SUM 213,555

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Free Speech for People Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Page SUM 213,555

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 457,394

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Free Speech for People Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Page SUM 213,555

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13110 records found.