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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 77,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 77,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IGEM Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 728,442

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