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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,010,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,010,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Whittier College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco City Impact CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land is Life, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 461,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,604,800

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13110 records found.