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)
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco 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 155,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 360,836

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 360,836

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Camelot Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jackson Laboratory CT Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,196,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Indian Treaty Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 818,050

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13110 records found.