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)
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 798,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 798,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resonate Workshops CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 968,665

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 798,400

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13110 records found.