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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,869,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,869,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc IL Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 597,008

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wings Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,869,450

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13110 records found.