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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea N/A HI United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A NJ United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 389,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 12,307,080

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 31,471,430

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cultural Survival, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Page SUM 388,920

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13110 records found.