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)
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,274,057

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,274,057

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Israel Project, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 400
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc HI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 143,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 722,083

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13110 records found.