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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 586,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 586,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc CT Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
5280 High School CO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,548,242

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 253,174

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13110 records found.