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)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 641,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 172,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 77,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,033,150

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