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)
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco 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 5,000
Page SUM 963,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 963,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,295,727

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 777,175

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13110 records found.