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)
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Hindu American Foundation DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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13110 records found.