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)
Sister Song, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,149,415

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Page SUM 3,058,225

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,481,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Page SUM 3,058,225

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13110 records found.