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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 214,260

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 567,953

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Flying Kites, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 159,550

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13110 records found.