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)
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara 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 500
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 266,822

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Free Speech for People Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CURATUS CA Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,303,809

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Page SUM 32,960,170

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13110 records found.