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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 95,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 73,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Selby Lane School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,191,300

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