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)
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,329,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,329,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,158,047

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montessori del Mundo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,415,999

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13110 records found.