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)
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 23,466,299

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 23,466,299

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
The Management Center DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,664,975

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 186,200

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13110 records found.