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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -49,095,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.