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)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 2,632,098

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 2,632,098

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,545,210

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 475,585

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13110 records found.